Andrea Friggi harpsichord
Andrea Friggi was born in 1979 in Milan where he was awarded his first doctorate in 2003 in philology (Greek paleography); he also holds a PhD in Byzantine philology from the University of Turin. He pursues an intensive scholarly research and has published a number of articles.
He studied organ, harpsichord, and basso continuo with Edoardo Bellotti and Stefano Demicheli and attended masterclasses with René Clemencic and Luigi F. Tagliavini. In 2007 he relocated to the Netherlands to study with Menno van Delft at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and later with Bob van Asperen, Richard Egarr, and Thérèse de Goede.
He has performed as a soloist, ensemble leader, and basso continuo player at various prestigious venues and collaborated with ensembles such as Dolce & Tempesta, Stile Galante, the Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra, and I Piccoli Olandesi. He has recorded for Bongiovanni, Fuga Libera, Pan Classics, and Glossa. In 2010 he founded Ensemble Odyssee together with recorder player Anna Stegmann. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious Huygens Scholarship from the Dutch government.
Since 2010, Andrea Friggi has taught Music Philology at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.